Zoo Babies: Winter 2018 »
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
Check out the cutest newborns from zoos around the country and learn where you can see them.
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Took my cat here a few years ago, told me he had a UTI. Kept him overnight, said he passed away from heart problems. Makes no sense. Also had a family member who took their cat here & did not make it. DO NOT GO HERE!!!
WHAT? NO PAIN PILLS for a dog that just got spayed.Cut the skin, cut the stomach muscle, cut the uterus, cut the ovaries, poke the needle through to stitch everything back up.WHAT? STILL NO PAIN PILLS. My friend just went through that and was told twice the dog did not need anything for pain. RUN, RUN, RUN. Would you get stitched up and not take anything for your own pain?
Dr Renoles misdiagnosed my cat that could have cost him his life!! He is not fit to take care of road kill...Do Not take your fur baby there!!
I have had quite a few dogs throughout the years. I have also been to a few vets. Crago's Drs. Zippay and Scott are the best in the area. The office is as clean as a hospital. The only thing I think that would be a plus is if they were to have a vet on call after hours.
The veterinarian was very sweet and very helpful and good with my kitten. However, this has got to be the rudest office staff I have ever encountered, both in person and on the phone. Other clinics I've been to have a very caring and friendly front office staff who love the animals almost as much as the veterinarian. I don't think this staff even likes animals. The receptionist is the first point of contact in an office, gives the first impression of the business and sets environment. They are supposed to be friendly. Not this receptionist. You really need someone friendlier to greet your customers. I'm giving a rating of 3 stars because I really liked the veterinarian, but the office staff could greatly improve.
I've taken both my dogs for ear infections they took great care of my baby's an showed us how to clean an take care of our baby's ears they were great with our big dogs an very kind an helpful. I've heard a few bad things about them but I had no problem at all. I've been bring our dogs there for a few years now an never any problems. I had my dogs going to a very expensive vet in Canfield but they never carried enough to make sure our dogs had enough medicine to actually heal there ears we have a in-ground pool so our dogs do swim. Ear infections are very common in the kind of dogs we have but the vet in Canfield didn't care enough to tell us this or to inform us there are ear drops we can put in there ears before they swim to help prevent an infection. Dr.Ebert an his staff did inform us an took great care of us an our dogs. There prices will not break your bank account either. We spent 3x as much on taking our dogs to the vet in Canfield an our dogs were never healed. Thank you Dr.ebert an staff for being responsible priced and very helpful.
This is a wonderful state of the art veterinary centre. The doctors are compassionate and knowledgable. The staff is wonderful too. The office waiting area and rooms are super clean and always smell fresh. Their prices are very reasonable.
Saw Dr. Preston for two years and she lovingly cared for and eventually had to euthanize my 15 year old angel. Referred my Mother there and was heartbroken to find out Dr. Daugherty cowardly had a receptionist call her to tell her she was no longer welcome to come to the clinic because he held resentment from her moving a dog years before and because some of the staff felt she got too upset when she asked numerous questions about a parasite they missed three visits. I never experienced rude or otherwise insensitive staff...but as for the dashing Mr. Daugherty...based on the previous review and five other opinions I heard from friends...perhaps it is time to hang it up. He is unprofessional, cry baby and those are the nice things my family can say... Good riddance.
Took my cat here after adopting it from the disgusting West Side Cats. The animal was so very sick. I was worried to death about him. The receptionists, the manager snd the veterinarian could not have been ruder. My complaint was how ill this cat was thst I brought home two days ago from WestSide Cats. They put the blame on me, after only having this animal two days. I walked out and will never return. Bunch of rude, nasty workers. They better stay in the ghetto, as no one else would go there but the poor who have no choice.
Got our cat from west side cats. Took her to dr. Ebert for her spay and rabies vaccine. Staff was very rude. Called to check on our kitten and they said to pick her up Saturday morning. West side cat calls me at 7pm tonight and tells me they have her. Cat was illegally dispensed from the vet without consulting the owners! We got to west side which was he//. Zena (our kitten) is there with a scratched eye, bitten neck and her claw caps TORN off . Which we had put on to protect her stitches. (They fall off when nail sheds) I had a terrible experience with BOTH PLACES. Must more to say about west side cats. I also wrote a review on their page telling even more tragic problems.
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.